What Can Two Extremely Successful Coaches Teach You About Parenting?

While reading a couple of different books recently, I noticed that two great coaches both made the exact same comment regarding how they treat their players.

Even if you don’t like sports, this comment has tremendous application to parenting.

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Boundaries – Do You Have Them?

In their book Boundaries, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend tell of an experience one of them had with the parents of a 25 year old man. The parents came to see one of them (we’ll just say it was Dr. Cloud for the sake of the story) with the request to help them “fix” their son, Bill. When Dr. Cloud asked where Bill was, the parents responded that he didn’t want to come.

“Why?” Asked Dr. Cloud

“Because he doesn’t think he has a problem,” they responded.

“Maybe he’s right. Tell me about it.” Dr. Cloud said to their great surprise.

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